More People Like Him than Dislike Him as Well
By: Elias J. Atienza
Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee, is beating Hillary Clinton among independents in New Hampshire, according to a new poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.
The poll, conducted from July 9 to July 18 polled 532 people from the Granite State. Johnson polled 23% among independents, beating Clinton’s 21%. Trump polled the best among independents, with 37% of them saying they support him. Stein polled 6% among independents.
The poll showed that Trump and Clinton were tied in a hypothetical four-way match between them, Johnson, and Stein. Both polled 37% while Johnson polled 10% and Stein polled 5%.
Another interesting tidbit is that Johnson was pulling slightly more support from Trump and then Clinton. 10% of Republicans said that they would support Johnson as opposed to 7% of Democrats.
The poll also showed a continuing trend; Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have extreme unfavorability ratings. 58% of those polled said that they did not have a favorable opinion of Hillary Clinton, while 61% said that they did not have a favorable opinion of Donald Trump.
Johnson was the only candidate to have more people have a favorable opinion than those who did not; 15% of those polled said that they had a favorable opinion as opposed to 13% of those who said they did not. However, 62% said that they did not know enough about him to form an opinion.
The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.2 percent. Included were four hundred and sixty-nine (469) likely 2016 general election voters (MSE = +/- 4.5%).